very clean, comfortable, the dorms had their own shower and toilet (very convenient!) good food services, very nice kitchen, nice youthful environment.
the only negative aspect is that even though it is quite expensive for a hostel it doesn't provide any free services. One has to buy internet credit, for one pound per hour, something that I find completely inappropriate nowadays. What is more, even though the sheets are for free, if you don't have your own towel you would have to pay for one. Last, if you have trouble with noise while sleeping, I wouldn't suggest a room or dorm on the street, as the Leith Walk -the street that the hostel is on- is very noise all night long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Scotland's capital, offering 5 star budget accommodation with 271 beds. This busy youth hostel offers a range of multi-share and private rooms, all en-suite. Premium rooms are also available, taking hostelling to a new level with TV and coffee making facilities. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is also an ideal location for those looking for group accommodation in Edinburgh. The youth hostel has a self-catering kitchen and dining room. Our licensed cafe, Haddington Place, offers tea, coffee and cake as well as snacks and meals throughout the day. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is ideal for individuals, groups or families looking for quality, budget accommodation. Wi-Fi during your stay: We do our best to deliver a free Wi-Fi service but apologise that connectivity, particularly in our rural locations, can be intermittent due to the level of our current broadband provision along with high usage when the youth hostel is busy. Please be assured we are endeavouring to improve where we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edinburgh Central Youth Hotel Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel Scotland